Ferries to Jersey
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If you want to travel by ferry to Jersey then you'll be sailing with one of the vessels of Condor Ferries. You can either depart from the French coast (St Malo) or the English coastal cities Portsmouth and Poole.
There is also a ferry from Guernsey to Jersey and the other way around connecting both the Channel Islands to one and each other.
Suppose you want to travel to the Channel Islands in the English Channel. These Islands are close to the French coast and then to the coast of the United Kingdom. From both sides, there are ferries leaving to either Guernsey or Jersey though. The fastest ferry is the one from St Malo to Jersey. Jersey is a popular vacation destination for French and British tourists.
The quickest ferry to Jersey is the ferry from St Malo to Jersey that takes you in just 1 hour and 25 mins to St Helier on Jersey. From Portsmouth, you'll be a lot longer on the ferry itself and you can choose to book a night trip. This trip takes you 10 hours and 20 mins on average to St Helier Marina in Jersey.
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Ferries from the UK to Jersey
From the UK ferries leave from the ports of Poole and Portsmouth to Jersey. The ferries from Portsmouth are a bit longer on their way then the ferries from Poole to Jersey.
From Poole you'll be around 3 to 4 hours onboard one of the Condor Ferries. From Portsmouth the trip will take you in 10h and 20 mins to Jersey (night crossing). The ferries to Jersey are in high demand during summer when a lot of British tourists visit the Channel Islands.
Ferries from France to Jersey
From France, you'll be traveling from the port of St Malo to Jersey. This ferry will take you about 1,5 hours to Jersey and is therefore the quickest ferry to this Channel Island.
Ferries from Guernsey to Jersey
There is also the ferry from Guernsey to Jersey and vice versa. On this crossing, you'll be sailing with the Condor Voyager, the fast ferry. If so, the duration of your trip will be approximately 1 hour. If you sail with one of the conventional ferries Condor Ferries then this crossing will get you there in about 2 hours. Depending on the season, there are about one or two daily sailings between these two Channel Islands.
Both Jersey and Guernsey are part of the Channel Islands and are popular vacation destinations for French and British tourists in the summer. During summer the ferry prices will also rise quickly and often be fully booked. Jersey's main city is St Helier, a vibrant city with a mix of French and British cultures. The island itself is also known for its beautiful nature and beaches.
The miles of beautiful beaches, historic places and sights, and the high amount of bars, cafes, and restaurants make your trip to Jersey worth the effort.
Frequently Asked Questions: ferry to Jersey
Only Condor Ferries operates on the routes to Jersey. There are a couple of different crossings though: you can either sail from France, the UK or from Guernsey to Jersey.
The cheapest ferries are the ferries leaving from Poole, this is also the shortest route from the UK to the Channel Island Archipelago.